Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is official. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that both Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have signed their respective contracts for an April 18 show in Brooklyn, New York from the Barclays Center.
Ferguson and his representatives from the Ballengee Group met with UFC executives in Las Vegas on Friday (November 29, 2019). There, “El Cucuy” formally agreed to the fight. Nurmagomedov had signed his contract for the fight earlier this week. This is the fifth time the fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson has been booked in their careers.
Nurmagomedov comes off of a successful title defense against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi this past September. “The Eagle” submitted Poirier with a rear-naked choke in the third round. He extended his undefeated record to 28-0 with the victory. Now, he takes on Ferguson, a former interim lightweight champion who is on a ridiculous 12-fight win streak.
His most recent victory came with a TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 238. That fight, however, was stopped by the doctor after the second round. Now, arguably, the two best lightweights in the world will finally get the chance to go one-on-one after four prior failed attempts. Fight fans now sit and keep their fingers crossed that neither Nurmagomedov or Ferguson suffer injuries before April 18.
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